By Your Side by Kasie West
Release Date: January 31, 2017
Age Group: Young Adult
Summary: In this irresistible story, Kasie West explores the timeless question of what to do when you fall for the person you least expect. Witty and romantic, this paperback original from a fan favorite is perfect for fans of Stephanie Perkins and Morgan Matson.
When Autumn Collins finds herself accidentally locked in the library for an entire weekend, she doesn’t think things could get any worse. But that’s before she realizes that Dax Miller is locked in with her. Autumn doesn’t know much about Dax except that he’s trouble. Between the rumors about the fight he was in (and that brief stint in juvie that followed it) and his reputation as a loner, he’s not exactly the ideal person to be stuck with. Still, she just keeps reminding herself that it is only a matter of time before Jeff, her almost-boyfriend, realizes he left her in the library and comes to rescue her.
Only he doesn’t come. No one does.
Instead it becomes clear that Autumn is going to have to spend the next couple of days living off vending-machine food and making conversation with a boy who clearly wants nothing to do with her. Except there is more to Dax than meets the eye. As he and Autumn first grudgingly, and then not so grudgingly, open up to each other, Autumn is struck by their surprising connection. But can their feelings for each other survive once the weekend is over and Autumn’s old life, and old love interest, threaten to pull her from Dax’s side?
My Thoughts: I always look forward to Kasie West books and I always have to read them as soon as I get the chance. So when I got the chance to review By Your Side, I jumped right onto it!!!
We are introduced to Autumn who likes to hang out with her friends, and the guy she likes. She’s always out doing something with them, and even getting her parents to let her stay the night at a cabin. They trust her, and she checks in with them quite a bit.
One night they are studying at a library and a snowstorm starts and they all pile into the car to head to the cabin. Well Autumn doesn't quite make it into the car and she gets stuck in the library while all her friends are away away away! It sucks nobody realized she was missing.
Well, she has to make do in the library and another guy is there as well. His name is Dax and he’s known around her school as a quiet maybe troublemaker kind of kid. Keeps to himself.
I loved exploring the relationship with Dax and Autumn. It wasn’t so simple and he had such an intriguing backstory as well. As time went on, and things happened, I fell more and more in love with him. I just wanted him to be safe and taken care of.
Autumn really grew throughout the novel as a person. She started off scared of what others might think of her, but she did gain some self confidence in there.
I really liked this one!
Overall: I want to say I really liked this one, but actually I think I loved it!! I really liked Dax and Autumn both. I loved their personalities so that made the whole book better! I loved the plot and I love all the little things that happened!!!!
Cover: Love it! And it just fits right along with all her other cover’s books!! Cute as heck!!!
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